How would you describe your 2016?
Try listing out the highlights of the year. Sure, there’ll likely be some lowlights on your highlight list. Nobody’s life is a consistent upward climb toward greatness.
My 2016 began with high hopes for a new business endeavor. It simultaneously began with some big challenges trying to help some other people get their feet back on the ground. It’s really hard to find your footing when the rug and the floor have been yanked out from under you. Like Joe Walsh sang in Life’s Been Good — “it’s hard to leave when you can’t find the door.” It’s equally hard to get up on your feet when you can’t find the floor.
By the time June rolled around I had ditched the new business endeavor because it wasn’t enjoyable, profitable or positive. Otherwise, it seemed so perfect. 😉 I seem to prefer learning lessons the hard way. You?
Today’s show starts out with reflections on our 2016, but mostly we take solid aim at the new beginning…2017. It’s an episode of hope, encouragement and optimism. Because I think that makes all the difference in the world.
Happy New Year!
Work. That’s what compelled today’s show. Actually, it was a lack of work.
Sometime back I was sitting with a client and realizing that I was giving good energy to this person – and I was getting good energy in return. But…no change was happening. No improvement.
The person wasn’t willing to put in the work. And it irked me. I didn’t get angry so much as disappointed. First, I was disappointed in myself for falling once again into the trap of thinking I could be so powerful as to persuade them to do what was needed. Second, I was disappointed in myself for giving this person energy that wasn’t going to be used properly. They were just going to feel better during our time together, then go right back to whatever habits they had developed.
It’s time we get back to fundamentals. It time we get back to what works and stop fooling ourselves with what doesn’t.